Global Governance University of Tsukuba
This course introduces the role and limitations of global governance. Students will be able to examine the history, theory, and practice of global governance critically. They will also acquire basic academic communication skills by making a presentation and writing a research paper.
1. Be able to analyse the role and limitations of global governance to deal with global issues. 2. Be able to have a constructive discussion to develop critical understanding of global governance.
Generic Competences: Capacity to Leverage Academic Knowledge, Management Ability, Global Awareness Specific Competences: Expertise Acquisition
Students should have a passion for learning global governance in English. Prior learning experiences in English is not required.
Contribution to discussion (20%), Presentation (30%), 2000-word Final Short Paper (50%)
The contents of this course are subject to change upon consultation with students.IntroductionWhat is Global Governance?Theories of Global Governance and International RelationsInternational LawHistory of Global Governance and International OrganisationsUnited Nations and International OrganisationsRegional OrganisationsCivil Society and Multinational CorporationsLimitations of Global Governance: Ukraine ConflictConcluding Discussion
Online Course Requirement
Course style: Hybrid (face-to-face and online (synchronous)) This class will take place in a classroom, but students who cannot come to Japan because of the Japanese government's policy can participate in the class online. Manaba is used to share materials and submit assignments. For those who participate from a classroom, bring the following to the classroom. 1. Computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone 2. Camera 3. Microphone Access to Zoom will be published in manaba by a few days before the first class. Those who wish to take this class are expected to use the “self-registration” system of manaba during the registration period. The registration key is “4658373”. Make sure that you can access to Zoom by the beginning of the first class. Feel free to contact the instructor if you have any questions. Check manaba and university email since the instructor may contact you. Students in any program who are interested in global governance are welcomed to take this course. The instructor would like to think about the meaning of learning global governance with you in these unprecedented situations. It is students’ privilege to use faculty members, so feel free to talk to the instructor and ask any question. The instructor does his best to assist students. He believes that the learning of global governance will broaden your perspective to analyse society. English is the main language of instruction, but Japanese may be used if necessary. This course welcomes students who are not confident about their English skills. Since the instructor is not a native English speaker, he understands the difficulty non-native English speakers face to learn academic matters in English. He does his best to assist students’ learning about global governance in English.
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